Whether yours is a galentine, significant other, or even a best furry friend- Concord offers fun things to do in pairs on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
1. Romance on Ice
Head to the Veranda shopping center with your SO for one last chance to take a romantic spin on ice at their outdoor rink. Ice at the Veranda runs through Tuesday, February 14.
2. Enjoy a Glass of Wine by the Fire
After your skate date, head over to Residual Sugar to enjoy a glass of wine at their outdoor fire pit. Added bonus: they’re conveniently located just a few steps away from the ice rink.
3. Brew for Two
If craft beer is more to your liking, take a short drive to Side Gate Brewery, Epidemic Ales, Hop Grenade, or Concord Tap House.
4. Dine Concord Style
Explore Concord’s bustling and diverse local food scene. From fancy to funky, eclectic to ethnic, you’re bound to discover the perfect spot for your romantic foodie rendezvous.
5. Catch a Flick
Enjoy cushy accommodations at the Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX and Brenden Theaters, or go nostalgic at the West Wind Drive-In.
6. Grab a Sweet Treat
For some tasty sweet treats check out Beard Papa's for their luscious cream puffs, Pop Bar, Uji Time (delivery only), or Cream for ice cream and gelato, or Alpine Bakery for cakes, cookies, and pies.
For something different, try a scoop of gourmet cookie dough at Out the Dough, or a decadently topped cinnamon roll at Cinnaholic.
7. Play Games
Get competitive at Dave & Buster’s, team up at the Red Door Escape Room or ATG Escape Room.
8. Picnic a Deux
Pack a basket and make your way to Markham Nature Park and Arboretum—an urban oasis with more than two miles of scenic trails.
9. Bring Your Furry Valentine Along
Three is not a crowd when it comes to your best furry friend. Concord offers an abundance of pet-friendly venues, parks, and trails including the Hilton and Concord Plaza Hotel, The Hop Grenade Taproom and Lazy Dog Restaurants, the Paw Patch at Newhall Community Park, and Lime Ridge and Shell Ridge Open Spaces.
Read about the Concord Perro Trail here!
10. Get a Room, You Two
Seriously! Stay at one of Concord’s nine hotels for the whole weekend. If you’re a local, enjoy a romantic staycation.